When breakfast is served during the school day, just like lunch, student participation skyrockets. Breakfast after the bell is typically served during the first few minutes of the school day, usually in the classroom, although other methods can be effective. Serving breakfast before school is ineffective simply because most children have not yet arrived. Breakfast after the bell eliminates stigma and brings millions more into our schools to feed hungry students, maximizing our investment in public education.
Districts across the state have proven that breakfast after the bell is do-able and results in more students starting their day with healthy nutrition, while districts reap millions more in federal dollars to feed hungry kids.